My entries in the judged part of the KC Regional Quilt Show did not win anything, and my entry to the latest exhibit organized by the Dinner At Eight Artists was not excepted. But I put a couple of quilts in the county fair and won two blue ribbons. Guess you just need to know your best venue.
The circles were formed by folding and clamping the fabric between plexiglass circles, and its opposite- a square with a center circle cutout, and then putting the bundles in an indigo bath. All of the spikes, or triangles, or feathers are done with thread painting. I call this piece "Green Loves Blue but I Like Red".